Lift and Access Announces LLEAP Award Winners

Lift and Access has named winners of its Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards, which are intended to recognize products, accessories, or design concepts that are considered innovative or have advanced the state of the lifting equipment industry. The Platinum winners for the fourth annual LLEAP Awards were Waco, Texas-based Manitou for its MHT Series telehandlers and La Farlede, France-based Made-SA for its Sky Mx power line detection system.

In addition to the top overall winners, one Gold and one Silver winner were selected in each category.

  • Aerial Lifts

    Gold: JLG LiftPod

    Silver: Genie Industries S-60 and S-65 Trax Boom Lifts

  • Material Handlers
    Silver: JCB 510-56 Telehandler
  • Cranes
    Gold: Liebherr LTF 1045-4.1 truck mounted telescopic crane
    Silver (tie): Manitex 5096S boom truck; Palfinger Large Crane Packages
  • Optional Equipment, Attachments & Accessories
    Gold: JLG ClearSky Connected Asset Technology
    Silver: JLG Industries AccuPlace with Ride Control System
  • Safety Features or Operating Systems
    Gold: Cummins Next Generation Tier 4 QSB6.7 Engine
    Silver: Hirschmann Scalable Mobile Control System
  • Support Products and Services
    Silver: Cummins Fleetguard Direct Flow Air Filtration System

A panel of industry experts served as judges for the LLEAP Awards. Judges looked critically at each product before scoring the products on a scale from 1 to 10 in categories of innovation, influence, benefit and leadership. The Lift and Access staff then tallied the votes and took the average of the rankings after throwing out top and bottom scores to eliminate bias.

Judges this year included Steve Citron, product development industry veteran; Howard Kaplan, safety director, Southwest Industrial Rigging; Matt Rocca, president and CEO, GAR Equipment Corp.; Steve Shaughnessy, managing director, Loxam Access UK; Jeff Stachowiak, national director of safety, Sunbelt Rentals; Lance Sullivan, fleet product and service manager, Sunstate Equipment Co.; Edmond Tamas, construction support engineer, Fluor Corporation; and Larry Zaback, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Coast Crane Co. Lift and Access staff also served as judges.

See the Product Spotlight for more coverage on Made-SA’s Sky Mx. For complete coverage of all of the winning entries, check out the November issue of Lift and Access.